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Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
, not only virginia but also florida in the southeast to be competitive in this race tonight, but that is not enough. as we move to the midwest he's going to have po pick off one of the key states in barack obama's fire wall, either ohio or wisconsin because you see what happens right there, if the president gets both ohio and wisconsin he only five votes away from an electoral lock. >> well, this is the difficult route that br has. he has to take the atlantic coasts sta s states and move i into the midwest and start picking off midwestern states. early in the night if he sees trouble in those, it's going to be a very difficult night for mitt romney. he has to win those three atlantic coast states. >> if he doesn't, if the president wins any one if we go back to the what if board in the middle. any one of these in play where he's ahead or tied he has 270 electoral votes. >> let's head off to richmond, virginia, with amy klobuchar robach. i know you're at a dnc headquarters. >> reporter: i'm wearing purple. it was completely coincidental but very appropriate because this is a
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 2:35am EST
>> ohio, florida, and virginia. he basically, mitt romney has to basically go 3-3 in the states in order to within this race. >> reporter: he need the states because this race is still so very close. >> we have come too far to turn back now. we have come too far to let our hearts grow faint. >> the latest poll shows president obama up by 3 points nationally. while campaigning in virginia, the romneys made it clear they feel the white house is within reach. >> are we going to be neighbors soon? [ cheers and applause ] >> romney ended his campaign swing in new hampshire with a big celebration that included a performance by kid rock. his campaign believes romney has the mow momentum and enthusiasm his side and will find out today when voters hit the polls. >> thank you for that report. overnight another in kaedicatiow very close the race could be. the results are in from tiny dixville notch, new hampshire. we need a drum roll. for the first time in the town's history. the vote was tied. five in favor of president obama. five in favor of mitt romney. the poll at midnight. tradition
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 2:30am EST
essentially deadlocked. 49% of like low voters support obama. 48% romney. >> so we made real progress, florida, the past four years. >> reporter: the candidates and their runningmates all made stops in the critical battleground state of ohio. of course they had duelling messages for voters. >> i know what real change looks like. it's because i fought for it. because i delivered it. we can't give up on it now. >> you hope that president obama would live up to his promis to bring people together to solve big problems. but he hasn't. and i will. >> reporter: also on romney's schedule, pennsylvania. a tradiditionally democratic ste that romney is making a play for. >> the people of america understand we are taking back the white house because we are going to win pennsylvania. >> reporter: as the the race for votes continues in florida, chaos for those trying to cast their ballots. >> let us vote! >> reporter: so many voters showed up to a miami polling center and overwhelmed the employees who briefly closed it. still millions have voted in florida. tens of millions voted early nationwide. so, now
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
better. >> their bet is on your cynicism. but florida, my bet is on you and your hope. >> reporter: to appeal to undecided voters, sick of d.c. dysfunction, both candidates are cloaking themselves in bipartisan robes. >> i'll endeavor to find those good men and women on both sides of the aisle who care more about the country than they do about politics. >> i want all parties to work together. and we're not democrats and republicans first, we're americans first. >> reporter: as a sign of just how close the obama campaign thinks this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire, which has only four electoral votes. he was joined by bill clinton, who mocked romney's pitch. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are, just be disappointed in it. look at me, i look like a president. and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it's all going to be all right if you elect me. >> reporter: the president told his supporters the campaign is no longer about him or his team. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props. because what's happened is, now, the campaign falls on thes
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 7:00am EST
't he, at the beginning of the night? florida, north carolina and new hampshire, as well? >> he has to sweep all the states that touch the atlantic ocean to have a chance in this race. and i think virginia will tell us a lot. it will tell us if this night ends early for mitt romney. or if we're in for a long night. virginia will tell us that. >> he still has to do well in the midwest. win either ohio or wisconsin. if we give that to president obama, where he's ahead. he's 5 votes short of the 270 electoral votes he needs. all that leaves is nevada, colorado or iowa. the president ahead or tied in all three of the states. >> that's the situation that mitt romney is in. he's got a very narrow path to an electoral college victory. he has to draw an inside straight in this campaign to win it today. he has to do all those things and the path is still narrow to win this. >> matthew dowd, we'll see you tonight. >>> and this year, whether it's tweeting, facebooking or never mind e-mailing, social media has shaped this campaign like never before. it's a new frontier for both candidates. and
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
. look at that right there. even if he wins nevada and colorado and north carolina, virginia, florida, new hampshire. he can get there. >> that's the difficulty that the romney campaign is faced with, the path of winning this electoral college is so tight, it's almost as if you have to draw inside straight tomorrow in what's going to happen in the race. and he has to, in my view, if you take a look at ohio, florida and virginia, mitt romney basically has to go 3 for 3 in those states in order to win this race. >> right. the only way he can get around that, somehow if he wins, all his path in winning, virginia, north carolina and florida. let's say he didn't get ohio and wins withes with. then he's got to run the table. nevada, and ohio. >> finally, the long ball, pennsylvania. if they can get pennsylvania, it changes the maps entirely. but having been through this before, the day before an election, the interesting thing, both sides are convinced they're going to win. both sides. >> do you still believe that? >> i still believe they're convinced they're going to win because they both
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
, governor romney's campaign was saying we're going to win florida and virginia. on monday, the day before the election, governor romney is going to florida and virginia, why, because he's at great risk to lose those states. we're playing offense on states they thought they had the inside track on and they don't. i think a lot of this is a smoke screen to try and mask the fact in the places that will play a factor, it's going to be close. but they're definitely in a weak position heading into election day. >> so, is there anything that worries you in these final 48 hours? >> sure, george. listen, four years ago, when this time two days out, everybody felt we were sailing to victory. we were very concerned. because support levels don't mean anything if they don't materialize into votes. the president and first lady, former president clinton is going to be with us in new hampshire. but this really comes down to our amazing volunteers. our staff out in the field who have to make sure the people who support the president exercise their right to vote. that's our biggest task right now from a po
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 2:35am EST
we would be seeing. luckily it is done. florida can continue to count. not a repeat of 2000. thankfully. >> interesting, mitt romney didn't take any battleground states. the final tally, obama took four swing states. colorado, ohio, virginia, combined, 306,000 votes just to show you how close it was in battleground states. >> the final popular vote, obama is up as of right now, yesterday afternoon by 3 million votes, all over the country. and florida still being counted. a lot of what is coming in, democratic counties. the layest on the numbers. >> don't hold your breath. >>> a 21-year-old california man confessed to breaking noonan see pelosi's home. arrested during another burglary in the same napa valley neighborhood. he had a watch on him taken from pelosi's house. and police say he admitted to breaking into six homes. >>> still recovering from super storm sandy, residents in new jersey and new york are now being hit by a nor'easter. the heavy, wet snow took down power lines and made the evening commute a pretty dangerous one. >> more than 1,000 flights have been cancele
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 4:00am EST
like florida. >> i don't think a republican has taken pennsylvania since 1988. why does the campaign think they're going to win tomorrow? why does romney's campaign think they're going to win that? >> well, paula, they think they're riding a wave of momentum. think president obama is vulnerable under 50%. they think there's enormous enthusiasm among republican supporters and their support, the lead among independents would carry them a lead to get them to victory tomorrow. >> it should be interesting how it all turns out. tahman bradley live in bean taun, thanks a lot. on top of that there's an early election in florida. there was chaos and confusion at some polling places. people at one crowded voting place chanting "let us vote." but briefly shut the doors. some people waited in line for more than six hours. >> and abc news is covering every last step of the campaign. we'll have all the election returns tomorrow night, live from times square. even if there is no winner. >> yeah. it will be a long one, folks. stay tuned. >>> yes, to this morning's other major story, the long and slo
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
're not democrats and republicans first. we are americans first. >> mitt romney began the day in florida. >> tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. >> in pennsylvania of all places, they will come to the candidate he is hoping for a victory there to pull off an electoral college victory. we will take pennsylvania. >> they see the keystone state's votes as aal possible insurance policy against using other swing states. if you look at ohio, florida, virginia, mitt romney has to 3 in those states to win race. >> after campaigning with the various celebrity supporters springsteen, the arrive inwill o tonight awaiting the familyn results with his and campaign staff. mitt romney and paul ryan are a seven-statef swing. update froman romneycare headquarters in .oston at 12:30 -- >> today on the campaign trail campaign will seek two stops it from mitt romney, one from rick mitt romney in fairfax to buy them in sterling. joe biden in from sterling. webb and mark warner will also be in attendance. we have live and pictures of roll and --ama rallyingi n madison, wisconsin. rallies later today in ohio
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
to form the nor'easter. rain showers from the carolinas tuesday down into florida. for wednesday, it starts to move north. that's when the winds pick up in the northeast. 50-mile-an-hour winds. and then by thursday, it really mixing with some cold air. coastal new england gets the rain. back here in upstate new york. poconos getting into some of the snow. so, how much and what to expect? here it is, one to three inches of rain. six to 12-foot waves. and, of course, that inland snow. we'll have much more coming up. for now, we'll head over to bianna. >> so many people still without power. all right, ginger, thank you. >>> we'll turn now to politics. we're in the final push before election day. your voice your vote. it's the latest abc news/washington post tracking poll, shows president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48%. among likely voters. for mitt romney, it's a final chance to appeal to his base especially in ohio. david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. hard to believe 48 hours until election day. the battl
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
to at the last minute visit to a high of. mitt romney started the day it in the florida before heading to virginia for 2 rallies including a stop a george mason university that also have thousands waiting in line. then from dulles to ohio and on to manchester where kid rock rome -- warmed up the crowd with a song that has become romney anthem. then mitt and ann romney took to the crowd with thunderous applause. >> he is losing his voice but he just told this ground that it was here in new hampshire where he started the campaign. >> thank you so much. maryland voters make decisions question for asks voters to decide if the children of undocumented immigrants should be allowed to pay in state college tuition. question since -- 6 as about six mayors. question 7, and a casino in prince george's county and its f table games should be added to existing casinos. >> george allen will visit several polling stations around the state before may -- before heading to an election night party in richmond. tim kaine voting in richmond. he will then head to several places before heading to a richmond h
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
people have voted either by mail or in person. far, democrats have an edge in votes cast in florida and ohio. appears there has been more votes andblican colorado. in a satellite center, john gonzalez. >> we have a developing story out of fredericksburg. nationwide manhunt for the who may strikece again. detectives are looking for 25- year-old laurence stewart. n withectio three bombings. brianne carter has more details the stafford police department. a multistate manhunt g on. investigators looking in virginia as well as pennsylvania ohio where the suspect is said to have family. they are looking for laurence stewart ii, the man wanted for having three different. pipe bomb different take a look at video. heavily-armed agents raided a e home believed to be will be trapped. say early tuesday through a pipe bomb into a fredericksburg phnom penh. account the detective used to rent a room there. accused of bombing two stafford and one of his was at the home former fiancee. >> every investigative law enforcement technique is being locate and arrest ii.ence stewart >> is now facing severa
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
. >> we have seen packed voting precincts from florida up to maine. battleground virginia is the most packed. brianne carter is in leesburg. >> people here know this is important. we have seen long lines here in leesburg but throughout northern virginia. through this building and they tell u more than 1600 people have already cast their ballots. people know just how important their vote will be. after months of listening to president obama and governor met romney, it is finally decision day. >> i think it will be very close. >> this morning, romney was back in his home state of massachusetts to vote before heading to ohio and then pennsylvania for last-minute campaigning. >> i feel great about ohio. >> vice president joe biden was in home in delaware to vote before heading to chicago to meet up with the president who voted last week. >> i am feeling pretty good bet of the latest polls in key battleground states including ohio iowa, and virginia show the presence with a slight lead. in loudoun county, voters know the impact of their votes. >> there is such a good turnout. >> in 2008 ob
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
about florida avenue remains closed between third and sixth street. no problems to report here. we come across the 14th street bridge into town. steve, back to you. >> we want to get to jumei. what's the latest? >> the lapd is reporting they have at least one person in custody involved in the shooting, possibly a second person could be in custody. what we have been able to learn is that four people were shot just after 12:30 this morning west coast time. about 30 minutes later is when university police sent out the alert locking down the campus. we know one of the victims is in critical condition and that victim seems to be the intended target in this shooting. we have also learned three other bystanders were shot and they received non-life threatening injuries. we hear none of these people shot and the gunmen went to the university of southern california. there appears to be some sort of dispute not related to the university. an "l.a. times" reporter is reporting be some type of gang violence. we know the university continues to urge students to st
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
. in the wake of the storm, romney struck a more positive tone, campaigning in florida. but not directly criticizing the president. >> good democrats love america just like good republicans love america. >> reporter: his daughter dressed as datety perry. and one of his boys as the grim reaper. the abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race is tied nationally. 49% for mitt romney. 49% for barack obama. but each side seems convinced their winning. the obama campaign points to the battleground states. all eight of the states where they're campaigning the hardest, the president is tied or winning. but romney points to michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, three states thought to be solidly democratic, but where obama is now playing defense. the president, back on the campaign trail today. going to wisconsin, colorado and nevada. mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia. george, you can expect both of them to be campaigning virtually nonstop between now and tuesday. >> no question about it. they're going to be focused on the white battleground states and the pink in north carolina, ove
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 2:30am EST
. >> president obama with a lead in ohio. holding on to a small lead in florida. >> on the big screens in the hall, fox news called ohio for obama. >> fox news can project that president obama will win ohio. >> the crushing disapointment begin to spread. then former george w. adviser, karl rove raised the possibility that his network was wrong that ohio was still in play. >> do you believe that ohio has been settled? >> no. i don't. we got a quarter of the vote. >> reporter: as a result in this room, tears turned to cheers. but the emotional roller coaster ride only made things worse in the end. after an hour long wait, governor romney conceded. >> and i pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. the nation as you know is at a critical point, at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. >> from the die hard supporters beggest cheers came from his runningmate. >> beside my wife ann, paul is the best choice i have ever made. >> reporter: an even bigger ovation for this sentiment. >> i believe in america, i believe in the people of americ
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
before dawn in virginia, braving lines, rain in florida, children in tow and even guys with surfboards and bare feet as in chicago a woman who went to the polls while in labor then went on to the hospital. >>> talk about the candidates in these last moments, the two men who have been racing to the finish line spent the day proving determination and stamina and abc's white house correspondent jake tapper starts us off in chicago where the president is with his family waiting for results. jake. >> reporter: good evening on this exciting night, diane. president obama and his campaign are gurding hem thfls for a long night and the president said this might spill into the morning but he fully expects by tomorrow he will be re-elected. it is out of his hands and in yours. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> reporter: at a chicago campaign field office president obama called volunteers in wisconsin to thank them for their hard work. >> hi, is this annie? hi, this is barack obama, how are you? [ laughter ] i'm doing -- you know -- i don't think she knows it's me. >> reporte
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 5:00am EST
much as expected, and then it came down to those key states. we're talking about florida, ohio and virginia, and we know now that the president nearly sweeping those battleground states enough to make him victorious last night. now, mitt romney, it was a much different mood there in massachusetts at his party. we understand a much more somber mood as well. mitt romney had a gracious concession speech and went on to congratulate the president, saying that he had called him to congratulate him as well. take a listen to both campaigns, as they spoke to supporters. >> i believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love, it doesn't matter whether you're black or white or hispanic or asian or native american or young or old or rich or poor, abled, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in america if you're willing to try. >> and i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this election is ov
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 2:35am EDT
ballot for the very first time at age 99. chad oliver of our station in ft. myers, florida, has her story. >> reporter: within the ordinary comes the unexpected. >> amazing person, 99 years old, still has her right mind. >> reporter: hello. >> hello. >> reporter: here to see miss rosie. >> yes, come right in. come right in. >> reporter: never far from her bible in her favorite chair ballot in hand. >> trust in the lord to let me go on. >> reporter: ruthie lewis' life spanned 24 presidential elections. this is the time she's voted in one. >> she completely understands what she just did. my grandmother never forgets anything. >> i said, when and where because i'll be there. >> reporter: family friend gerry ware registered her inspired by barack obama's election four years ago. >> i said i'm going if the lord spare my life this time and i made it up to my mind to vote. >> reporter: miss rosie has lived through major turning points in american history, she was just a child when the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. she was well into her 50s by the time jim crow laws were abolished
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
the course of american history. anncr: five hundred and thirty seven.ve newscaster: florida is too close to call... anncr: the difference between what was... and what could have been. so this year, if you're thinking that your vote doesn't count. that it won't matter. well, back then, there were probably at least 537 people... who felt the same way. make y your voice heard. vote. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> this song's dedicated to new york and new jersey, all our friends on the east coast. >> jason aldean at the cma awards last night. one of the many emotional tributes, saluting survivors of sandy. we'll have all of the highlights from the hottest night in country last night. and you know they had a terrific shoutout to robin last night, as well. >> it was so nice. so many stars of the music world pulling together for the storm victims. bruce springsteen with a heart wrenching dedication of "city of ruins." >>> and a different story this morning. a shocking crime. a father shot to death by his 10-year-old son. he's a neo-nazi. one of the questio
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